Come Home. To Yourself.
PGP offers process groups exclusively to Medical and MH Professionals around Portland. This fosters a vibrant space where you can safely share and connect with others in the field.
These groups are largely based around the principles of relating, feeling and moving towards the here-and-now of the group experience. The group will help you to re-align deeper states of love, aggression and depression.
I will be using an approach called Contemplative Psychotherapy. This differs from behavioral and cognitive approaches aimed at diagnosis and symptom reduction. Contemplative Psychotherapy is a mindfulness based approach that helps you to move slowly and compassionately towards a greater understanding of what is unfolding in your experience.
If you are new to therapy, desiring a more gradual approach or are needing to save money, I can offer you intermittent therapy. We can meet for a shorter period of time (8-16 Sessions) to address one or two issues that are important to you. You can then take a break from therapy and return at a later date when you are ready for the next step.
Training in Group Psychotherapy
In “Trauma-Informed Group Psychotherapy” you will learn how to lead effective therapy groups. This course is ideal for agency therapists who lead psycho-educational and process-oriented groups with traumatized populations.
Class size will be limited to nine participants in order to maintain a more intimate, experiential learning environment. Ideally you will continue the relationships developed in this course long after it has ended. 18 CEUs will be provided for attending all 12 training sessions.
About the Founder
I offer this work because it is me. I enjoy the psychological-spiritual path and engaging with others on it. It’s the only way I can live. I have a passion for the study and practice of psychology, groups and leadership. I have been practicing Yoga and Buddhist Meditation for over 18 years. My ongoing practice with meditation, yoga and therapy help me to bring a calm, clear and compassionate presence to the people I work with.
My graduate training at Naropa University placed a primary emphasis on molding the therapist through experiential activities. The training involved participation in interpersonal exercises, group psychotherapy and month-long meditation retreats to move us into a more present and compassionate state.
More recently I have been influenced by the Modern Psychoanalytic approach taught at The Center for Group Studies in NY. This approach offers a powerful method for helping people work with deeper states of passion and aggression. I want to share all of this with people in the helping professions to foster healthier, more authentic communities.
Sean Donahue is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Group Psychotherapist. He has conducted thousands of hours of group psychotherapy and studied with experienced group therapists around the country. Sean has a passion for training therapists on the topics of group psychotherapy and personality disorders.
Please email or call to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.
Self Pay, Pacific Source, United Behavioral, CIGNA, Providence and Kaiser Permanente
221 SE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214